Tag - e-commerce



Japan Times
Apr 25, 2017
Mercari e-commerce site bans listing of currency for sale
Mercari, a mobile e-commerce site that matches individual buyers and sellers, has banned sellers from listing cash after the site operator discovered that ¥10,000 notes were being sold at a higher value.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2017
Amazon launches same-day delivery service for food and medicine
As delivery firms struggle to manage overwhelming numbers of parcels, e-commerce giant Amazon Japan G.K. is expanding its same-day Prime Now delivery service to include cooked meals and other items.
Jan 28, 2017
Japanese chamber makes proposals to Suu Kyi to promote investment
A visiting Japanese business delegation proposed policy measures to address major challenges impeding Japanese investment into Myanmar in a meeting Friday with the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, state media reported Saturday.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2016
Wall Street veteran Steven Mnunchin seen as Trump's pick for Treasury secretary
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury secretary, a source said on Tuesday, putting a Wall Street veteran in the top U.S. economic Cabinet post for the first time in eight years.
Nov 10, 2016
Japan Inc. tries to assess Trump victory, hopes U.S. won't fall into protectionism
Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election Wednesday has surprised and baffled Japanese business leaders, prompting them to try to assess its economic impact and what his presidency will mean for their companies.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 7, 2016
Mitsui's Indian home shopping partner plans push to dominate market
With e-commerce and TV shopping gaining traction in India, Naaptol Online Shopping Pvt. Ltd. is looking to expand further by leveraging partner Mitsui & Co.'s experience in home shopping, top company officials say.
Sep 14, 2016
Japan business leaders to visit China in hope of warming frosty economic ties
A joint Japanese business delegation will kick off an eight-day visit to China next Tuesday in the hope of expanding bilateral economic ties through talks with Chinese government officials and local executives.
Aug 27, 2016
'Big data' and privacy protection
The government has some hard choices to make when it comes to implementing changes in the law on privacy protection.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2016
Amazon takes on Alibaba from Japan with Chinese-language website
Just before the stores open in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district, buses pull up, unleashing Chinese tourists and their credit cards to snap up televisions, rice cookers and other gadgets. Walk into any department store and there they are, buying mascara, T-shirts and other merchandise.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 8, 2016
Rakuten to close online shopping sites in Britain, Spain, Austria
E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. said Wednesday it will close online shopping sites in Britain, Spain and Austria by the end of August and will focus investment on Germany and France, where it anticipates growth.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 25, 2016
Revived Pennsylvania rust belt looks to test Trump's appeal
With a rusting steel mill in its center, this Pennsylvania city would seem fertile ground for Donald Trump's campaign and its vision of a declining America that only he can fix.
Apr 20, 2016
Republicans dig in as North Carolina businesses, amid mounting losses, urge anti-LBGT law be axed
North Carolina business leaders on Tuesday called for a repeal of a new state law they blamed for mounting economic losses as opponents cancel jobs and events over concerns that it discriminates against gay and transgender people.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2016
How $5-a-night hostels led to Japan's first $1 billion startup
In 2012, Shintaro Yamada was 34 years old, single and frustrated with his job. So he quit a comfortable position in Tokyo and set out to see the world.
Jan 21, 2016
Where to find China's latest crop of shoppers
China's vast number of rural consumers are starting to make themselves felt in the realm of e-commerce.
Nov 1, 2015
Japan business lobbies send joint delegation to Beijing to beef up ties
A joint Japanese business delegation, including the country's largest business lobby, arrived in Beijing on Sunday to hold talks with senior Chinese government officials and company executives to strengthen bilateral economic ties.
Oct 1, 2015
The inexorable logic of the sharing economy
Today's sharing-economy companies like Amazon and eBay have left their infancy, and their services will one day be ubiquitous.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2015
To avoid raising eyebrows, entities swapping Kinki for Kansai
In an effort to increase recognition abroad as well as prevent smirks, giggles, or shocked stares from English speakers, more businesses and private organizations are dropping the regional name "Kinki" from their titles and replacing it with "Kansai."
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2015
David Bickle: 'Never be afraid to ask (people) questions'
BCCJ president on the challenges of doing business in Japan and playing for the national rugby team.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2015
Tokyo Chamber of Commerce reports possible data leak after computer system hacked
Hackers may have stolen personal data on more than 12,000 people, most of whom are members of companies the chamber represents, it says.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 11, 2015
Three held for physical abuse of fellow martial arts club member at Osaka school
Three male students involved in the Japanese martial arts club at Osaka University of Commerce are under arrest for alleged physical abuse of a fellow club member.


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